Thanks everyone for your detailed explanation!!

We are going to upgrade from 2.1 to 3.0.8 as many people agreed that It's safe skipping measure version 2.2.

Could anyone please tell me which cassandra java driver will be compatible with 3.0.8 ?
Currently we are using driver version So If we upgrade to newer version then will there be any backward-compatibility issues ?

Thanking You!!

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 6:04 PM, Romain Hardouin <> wrote:
DSE 4.8 uses C* 2.1 and DSE 5.0 uses C* 3.0. So I would say that 2.1->3.0 is more tested by DataStax than 2.2->3.0.

Le Jeudi 14 juillet 2016 11h37, Stefano Ortolani <> a écrit :

FWIW, I've recently upgraded from 2.1 to 3.0 without issues of any sort, but admittedly I haven't been using anything too fancy.


On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 10:28 PM, Alain RODRIGUEZ <> wrote:
Hi Anuj

  • Employ a continual upgrade strategy for each year. Upgrades are impacted by the version you are upgrading from and the version you are upgrading to. The greater the gap between the current version and the target version, the more complex the upgrade.

And I could not find it but historically I am quite sure it was explicitly recommended not to skip a major update (for a rolling upgrade), even if I could not find it. Anyway it is clear that the bigger the gap is, the more careful we need to be.

On the other hand, I see 2.2 as a 2.1 + some feature but no real breaking changes (as 3.0 was already on the pipe) and doing a 2.2 was decided because 3.0 was taking a long time to be released and some feature were ready for a while.

I might be wrong on some stuff above, but one can only speak with his knowledge and from his point of view. So I ended up saying:

Also I am not sure if the 2.2 major version is something you can skip while upgrading through a rolling restart. I believe you can, but it is not what is recommended.

Note that "I am not sure", "I believe you can"... So it was more a thought, something to explore for Varun :-).

And I actually encouraged him to move forward. Now that Tyler Hobbs confirmed it works, you can put a lot more trust on the fact that this upgrade will work :-). I would still encourage people to test it (for client compatibility, corner cases due to models, ...).

I hope I am more clear now,

Alain Rodriguez -

The Last Pickle - Apache Cassandra Consulting

2016-07-13 18:39 GMT+02:00 Tyler Hobbs <>:

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 11:32 AM, Anuj Wadehra <> wrote:
Why do you think that skipping 2.2 is not recommended when NEWS.txt suggests otherwise? Can you elaborate?

We test upgrading from 2.1 -> 3.x and upgrading from 2.2 -> 3.x equivalently.  There should not be a difference in terms of how well the upgrade is supported.

Tyler Hobbs